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  • March 25, 2017
    "Suffering is inevitable, they said, but how we respond to that suffering is our choice. Not even oppression or occupation can take away this freedom to choose our response. Right”    
     ~The book of joy
    What brought you Joy: Week 12
    As I read The book of JOY I am reminded of the simple ways to unravel joy. Noticing the positive changes as I learn from heartache and the betrayals of life...

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  • March 18, 2017
     "Comparison is the thief of JOY"
    What brought you joy: Week 11 
    Recently, right before an important meeting, I asked my husband if he was nervous? "Why would I be nervous" he replied, reminding me again of the opposite ways we view the world and what we consider stressful.
    The opportunities in his business life represent the puzzles he is eager to solve while those same challenges unravel me....

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  • March 11, 2017
    "Let your JOY rise to the surface"
    Returning from sunny Florida to the last few calendar days of winter can take some adjusting. Wearing flip flops one day and jackets the next is just a small reminder to enjoy each moment since soon it too will change.
    Joy surrounded me during our getaway, with the sunshine and warm temperatures who wouldn't uncover delight. Upon returning we jumped right back...

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  • March 4, 2017
    "The JOY is in the JOurneY"
    What brought you joy: Week 9
    Joy is consistently discovered in life's journey, and adventure is sure to uncover the delight it brings. Joy has the potential to create lasting memories, while other moments glide by like a vehicle exiting the highway as it slowly drifts from our thoughts. Joy was always available when I chose to notice.
    This week I discovered joy away...

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  • February 25, 2017
     “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen
    Each week I sit down at the computer and reflect upon the previous days preparing the story of how I discovered joy, joy that is often unrecognized in the shuffle of life where days are overcome by routine and obligation.
    Some days joy is the furthest from my mind until a sunrise...

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  • February 18, 2017
    "Choose kindness and laugh often."
    What brought you JOY: Week 7
    With a determined effort, I choose to instill joy in each day by highlighting the spaces that envelop me in happiness. These simple moments I get to share every single day as the sunlight dances through a window while the silly dog chases a ball, his determined spirit a sprinkle of joy all its own.
    Some days we go in search of joy,...

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  • February 11, 2017
    "There is sunshine in my soul today."
    It was a perfect Monday with the abundant sun warming the air as Chelsea and I left the hospital where we watched the baby tumble about during her ultrasound. The friendly technician enamored us with each detail of the tiny person on the screen while I stood in awe of it all.
    "There are her hands, and her knees and look at her chin," she exclaimed, I stood...

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  • February 4, 2017
    "Look for JOY in the simplest of things"
    What brought you JOY: Week 5
    This week JOY was a special delivery of news, the news that it's a girl has tickled us all pink! A granddaughter in our future, just the anticipation in that fortune of love delivers the gift of pure joy! And although it is true we would have been happy with a boy or girl just knowing is an exciting adventure.
    To notice the...

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  • January 28, 2017
    "Some souls just understand each other upon meeting" ~ N.R. Hart
    What brought you JOY: Week 4
    If there is one thing I know for sure it is that I have been blessed with an abundance of the most amazing girlfriends. Women from all over the map who have remained a consistent part of my life throughout every peak and valley.
    Women who come together, delighted with each triumph and supportive through...

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  • January 21, 2017
    "Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within." ~Eckhart Tolle
    What brought you joy: Week 3
    Gathering together with family is one of my favorite things to do. In fact, when asked for a Christmas list my response was, "dates on the calendar," to which my husband sarcastically replied, "dates are already on the calendar."  After a serious eye roll and a giggle,...

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